What would you rather have after playing tennis or jogging for forty minutes: a sports drink or a bowl of cereal with milk?
It may come as a shock to you, but trees and other plants are commonly infected by what's known as "mycorrhizal fungi".
In some species, up to half the sugar produced by the captive chloroplasts is passed to the sea slug.
Earthworms swallow soil, extract nutrients from it, then excrete the rest up onto the surface.
Does searing meat at a high temperature when you first begin to cook it help to seal in the meat's juices, flavors, or nutrition?
Some plants have parasitic behavior that destroys their plant hosts, but are there benefits too?
Though most true bugs eat plant sap, some feed on animals. One such true bug is the assassin bug, which feeds on fellow insects.
Many soft drinks, as well as products like fruit beverages and baked goods, contain the sweetener high-fructose corn syrup. Why should you care what’s used to sweeten your drinks and foods? Some make much of the fact that our increase in high-fructose corn syrup consumption coincides with the increase in obesity in the United States. Learn more on this Moment of Science.
We’ve all heard how important fiber is in our diet, but what’s so great about fiber? Learn more on this Moment of Science.
Nearly 2/3 of all American adults are overweight. Of those, almost 1/3 are obese. What’s to be done? Learn more on this Moment of Science.